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How to Convert AVI to WMV Easily and Quickly (Windows 8 included)

What can you do if you have so many AVI videos on your PC that you'll like to convert them for maximum compatibility with the Windows-based programs or software? It's the best for you to convert them to the WMV file format, which is natively supported by the Windows operating system. You'll find a detailed tutorial on how to convert your AVI files to an WMV file format with just a few clicks right over here.

Best AVI to WMV Video Converter for Windows / Mac (Windows 8 included)

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  • Smooth playback on the Windows Media Player.
  • Assured compatibility for editing on any Windows-based software.
  • Support batch conversion with lossless quality.
  • Convert to other popular video formats such as MP4, FLV, MOV and etc.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

Part 1: How to convert an AVI to WMV

Download and install the trial version onto your PC. After that, double-click on it to launch the video converter. This video converter provides ultra-fast conversion speed and with a broad format support, you can even convert to other file formats that you want.

1. Add AVI files onto the converter

Click on the Add Files button and upload the AVI videos you'll like to convert with the converter. You can actually import several AVI files at the same time because it's equipped for batch processing. That'll save you time for something else on your to-do list.

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2. Optional file editing

In addition to batch processing with lossless quality in conversion, you just need to click Edit to customize your videos however you wish to. Changes can be preview real-time and it's possible to reset and work it all over again.

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3. Format Settings

Proceed to select WMV as your output format or choose the Output Format based on your playback preference (i.e.based on choice of portable device). If you wish to adjust the format settings, click on Settings that's just right above the Convert button.

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Video Tutorial: How to Use the AVI to WMV Video Converter for Windows

Part 2: More options: Free AVI to WMV Converter , Online AVI to WMV Converter

# 1. Free Video Converter: Wondershare Free AVI to WMV Converter

Other than creating, customizing and burning your own DVDs , you can easily edit and convert your video files with the free video converter. It is also possible to download videos from the online streaming site.

Pro: Cost=Nothing=Free!

Cons:
1. Only converts to the commonly used file formats.
2. Without the ultra-fast conversion speed.
3. No metadata retrieval for video files.

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# 2. Online Video Converter: FileWiggler

Other than media files, you can also convert your images and documents. You can either upload the URL of your files or upload it from the local directory on your PC.

Pro: You don't need to download anything.

Cons:
1. Restricted input and output formats.
2. Can only convert one file at a time.
3. Speed of conversion solely depends on the Internet connection.

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Part 3: Extended Knowledge for AVI and WMV Format

File Extension AVI WMV
Category
Video File
Video File
Description
AVI is a multimedia container that contains both audio and video data. It allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video WMV is a native file format introducted by Microsoft. It's naturally supported and made compatible with all of the Windows-operating or based system, program and software.
Associated Programs
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player
VLC Media Player
Developed by
Microsoft
Microsoft
MIME Type
Video
Video
Useful Links
Detailed information on the AVI file format
How to Convert Video_TS to AVI
How to convert AVI files on Mavericks
How to Burn AVI to DVD on Windows 8
Top 3 AVI Players for Mac
Detailed information on the WMV file format
How to Convert AVI to MPEG
How to Convert WMV to AVI
How to Add Subtitles to MP4 Files
How to Convert AVI to FLV

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